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Tag: APAC Market Corner

A Cautious FOMC?? : dovish tail risks abound

US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell is expected to reaffirm his cautious approach to monetary policy this week, potentially paving the way for an extended rally in the Australian dollar. The Aussie has battled back from below US71¢ less than two weeks ago and is now within reach of US73¢, helped by a muted market […]

EM Asia: Next weeks discussions

By Stephen Innes Head of Trading Asia @steveinnes123 EM Asia sentiment continues to improve; regional equities were trading very well on a  weaker dollar. ASEAN markets do enjoy a capital inflows bump when the US dollar is broadly weaker. Bloomberg China Calls Off Trade Talks, Won’t Go to Washington Until After Mid-Terms China In addition to the […]

Bring on the FOMC !

FOMC  The FOMC meeting next week has a hike fully priced in so the focus will be on the dot plots and the follow-up presser which has dollar bulls questioning their near-term positions. The meeting will be overly scrutinised to see if there are any changes in the projections, with new Vice-chair Clarida voting for […]

What is good for the Hong Kong dollar is bad for property markets

The Hong Kong dollar on Friday posted its biggest gain against the US dollar since 2003, over concerns about tighter liquidity in the city, after the People’s Bank of China announced it would issue bills in the city. “The issuance of PBOC bills in Hong Kong aims to enrich the spectrum of renminbi financial products […]

ASEAN currencies edge higher

Sept 21 (Reuters) – Asian currencies strengthened for the third consecutive day on Friday, supported by a weaker dollar and shifting views over how much damage the Sino-U.S. trade war will inflict on global demand and export-reliant regional economies. The dollar index has fallen more than 1 per cent this week. Analysts said investment flows […]

OANDA Trading Asia market closing note: HKMA in focus

EM sentiment continues to improve, and regional equities all in the green and USD broadly weaker. China complex in focus today following headlines that PBOC will issue bills via HKMA. Hong Kong Dollar The PBoC will via HKMA issue notes ( bills) Hong Kong. The market has interpreted this as one more tool to control […]

89.3 MONEY FM Singapore :OANDA Trading Podcast discussing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s third term win

Stephen Innes, Head of Trading APAC at Oanda walks through what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s third term win means for Japan’s economy and its currency, plus a break down of oil prices. 89.3 MONEY FM

Algiers in focus for oil traders

SEOUL (Reuters) – Oil prices were little changed on Friday after falling in the previous session as U.S. President Donald Trump urged OPEC to lower crude prices at its meeting in Algeria this weekend. OPEC and its allies are scheduled to meet on Sunday in Algeria to discuss how to allocate supply increases to offset […]

US-China trade war, yesterday’s news.?

US-China trade war, yesterday’s news.? The US stock markets catapulted to a new record high on Thursday as investors continued to sidestep fears over the escalating global trade war and instead focused on a boomy American economy. And at least for today anyway, US-China trade war was yesterday’s news. Make no mistake the US economy […]

Investors are snapping up Chinese Tech Stocks

Peer-to-peer online lender X Financial soared on its first day of New York trading, adding to a string of frenzied U.S. debuts by Chinese technology companies. The company, based in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, more than doubled in early U.S. trading Wednesday. It later pared its gains to end the day 26 percent higher at […]